Joshua James Davidson, a lifelong resident of Livermore, Calif., passed away peacefully at the age of 23 on Resurrection Weekend to be with the Lord. Though his life was cut short by complications of Type 1 diabetes, he left an indelible mark on the lives and hearts of all who knew him. He was a beloved son, a dedicated brother, and a caring and attentive friend.
Joshua packed much into his 23 years, even while battling his disease for 12 years. In his youth and teens he maintained a passion for playing Little League and Senior baseball. He also enjoyed skating, skateboarding, reading, hiking, photography, animals, music and most definitely electronics. He developed professional-level computer and IT skills in his early teens.
From childhood Joshua demonstrated a compassionate heart willing to serve others. He loved helping others whether it was preparing food and delivering it to the homeless or providing a listening ear to peers in need. At age 17 he became a licensed EMT and although his diabetic condition prevented him fulfilling his dream of full-time occupational service, he still provided medical assistance to others in need throughout the remainder of his life.
Joshua’s greatest legacy is his love of God and his family. He was uniquely gifted to share his love and dedication with all who he came in contact with no matter their station in life. He wanted everyone to know that this life is not all there is. He was made for Eternity. We look forward to meeting him there.
He is survived by his forever loving parents, James Courtney and Lisa Gail; brothers Joe (Marie) and Jordan; his sister Olivia; loving grandparents Darleen West and Dennis Horan; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Joshua’s memorial service was held on April 29th. The service is available online for viewing for those who were not able to attend. Donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org/donate.
Callaghan Mortuary is honored to be serving the Davidson family. An online guestbook is available for condolences at www.callaghanmortuary.com.